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Mahishasura: Buffalo-demon in Hinduism
Mahishasura was a buffalo Asura in Hinduism. He is known among Hindus of most sects as a deceitful demon who pursued his evil ways by shape-shifting. Mahishasura was the son of Rambha, and the great-grandson of Brahmarshi Kashyapa. He was ultimately killed by Goddess Durga - after which She gained the epithet Mahishasuramardini. The Navaratri festival eulogizes this battle between Mahishasura and Durga, culminating in Vijaya Dasami, a celebration of his ultimate defeat. This story of the "triumph of Good over Evil" carries profound symbolism in Hinduism, particularly Shaktism, and is both narrated as well as reenacted from the Devi Mahatmya at many South- and Southeast Asian Hindu temples. The story is also told in the Sikh text Chandi di Var, also called Var Durga Di, which many in Sikh tradition believe was included in the Dasam Granth by Guru Gobind Singh.

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Munger violence: Paswan terms CM Nitish as 'Mahishasura', says 'Durga bhakts will decide his govt's fate' [Video]

Munger violence: Paswan terms CM Nitish as 'Mahishasura', says 'Durga bhakts will decide his govt's fate'

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Watch: Priest performs 'aarti' at Jhandewalan Temple on 6th day of Navratri

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Navratri 2020: Amit Shah offers prayers at Bahuchara Mata temple in Gujarat [Video]

Navratri 2020: Amit Shah offers prayers at Bahuchara Mata temple in Gujarat

Union Home Minister Amit Shah offered prayers at Bahuchara Mata temple in Gujarat's Gandhinagar. Shah took part in the 'arti' at the temple which is located in his paternal hometown, Mansa. Earlier in..

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Prayers offered at Delhi's Chhattarpur Temple on 1st day of Navratri [Video]

Prayers offered at Delhi's Chhattarpur Temple on 1st day of Navratri

Prayers were offered on 1st day of Navratri at Delhi's Chhattarpur Temple. Navratri is believed to mark Goddess Durga's victory over demon Mahishasura. "We had earlier taken all arrangements in view of..

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Navratri 2020: Devotees throng temples, UP CM Yogi Adityanath offers prayers [Video]

Navratri 2020: Devotees throng temples, UP CM Yogi Adityanath offers prayers

The nine-day long Navratri festival has begun. UP CM Yogi Adityanath offered prayers at Devi Patan temple on the first day of Navratri. In Kanpur, devotees offered their prayers at the city's Vaibhav..

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Nepal's idol makers get low sales ahead of annual Hindu festivals amid pandemic

Made with clay and hay straws, these life-like Durga idols are the product of days of hard labour of the idol-makers. The idols-makers start in much ahead of the biggest festival Durga Puja in the..

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